Category Archives: motivation

Stay Tuned for Some New News

Many of you might recall that I used to write and edit for a regional endurance sports magazine called Liberty Sports Magazine. We had built up a nice print and online following but due to shifting priorities and a rapidly changing print media landscape, we opted to take a little hiatus.  There was little doubt [...]
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Diagnosis Anniversary

Well here we are again… another February 24th. On this day in 2006 my wife and I sat in the office of an oncologist we had just met as we tried to wrap our heads around the diagnosis he had given me: chronic lymphocytic leukemia. This is the one date that is imprinted on my [...]
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The Space Left Behind

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about having lost all four parents. Our lives keep going and the world keeps turning but the space left behind by their loss is never filled. Sure, perhaps you reconcile the loss and eventually make your way through the grieving process and cycle, but the loss still remains. The [...]
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Teva Pharmaceuticals Presentation

Last week I had the pleasure of telling my story to a group of Teva Pharmaceutical Oncology employees at their annual field meeting. If I could sum up the week in one word it would have to be “meaningful”. For those unfamiliar with the backstory, Teva manufactures the chemotherapy drug Bendeka. Bendeka was the drug [...]
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Wide Open Doors

For quite some time now I have stood by the statement that my leukemia diagnosis has opened more doors than it has closed and created more opportunities than it has taken away. I truly believe that but thought it would be even more enlightening to write down just what some of these opportunities have been. [...]
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Dawn Stensland Mendte Interview

Check out this interview I recently did with my buddy Dawn Stensland Mendte. Click HERE to watch.
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New Feature with Dawn Stensland

Yesterday I had the opportunity to sit down and chat with Emmy Award winning television journalist, anchor, host and friend, Dawn Stensland. Dawn and I chatted about life, family, health, cancer, endurance racing, and more. Our segment will run on WJLP-TV soon and I’ll be sure to post the show’s link once it becomes available. This isn’t [...]
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De-Portation

Yesterday I was officially de-ported as my chemo chest port was no longer needed. My port was inserted on July 15th after which followed four rounds of chemo that proved very effective. I made it a point to try to remain as active as possible around treatments since I believe cancer has a tough time [...]
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A Bit of Thanks

While I am abundantly thankful for family, friends, love, my life, my health, gainful employment, health insurance, people, dogs, cats, freedom, peace, and an infinite list of other things… I think I am most thankful for the fact that I am thankful. I’m thankful that I generally find that glass ¾ of the way full [...]
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2016 Philly Marathon and Half Marathon Weekend

Congrats to all marathon, half marathon, and 8k finishers in Philly this year. I can speak from personal experience the conditions for Saturday’s 13.1 were beautiful. I had a great run with my buddy Derek as we took in the sights and sounds of Philly and crossed the finish line with a robust “high-5”! It [...]
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